At the heart of our office is a caring and dedicated staff. Guided by a longstanding commitment to honest communication, advanced clinical care, and compassionate service, we’ve built our reputation on helping generations of West Michigan families experience life with a smile. Get to know us better.
Dr. Jason Doublestein
A graduate of Hope College (BS ’97) and the University of Michigan (DDS ’03), Dr. Doublestein brings a personable, positive energy to his practice and is enthusiastic about keeping up with the latest dental research and technology. He’s a member of the ADA, MDA, and WMDDS. In his spare time, he enjoys music, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Michael Wierenga
A graduate of the University of Michigan (BS ’08, DDS ’12), Dr. Wierenga is an active member of the ADA, MDA, AGD, Xi Psi Phi Dental Society, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He is passionate about continuing education and has received training in Invisalign and laser dentistry. Dr. Wierenga enjoys camping, golfing, and traveling with his wife and young daughter.
Dr. Katelyn Trierweiler
Dr. Katelyn Trierweiler grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from the University of Michigan (BS ’09) and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (DDS ’13). She spent her first years practicing at a clinic catering to the underserved in Grand Rapids and is excited to join our team. Dr. Trierweiler is passionate about continuing her dental education and providing quality dental care to her patients. She is an active member of the ADA, MDA, and WMDDS. In her spare time, Dr. Trierweiler enjoys yoga, reading, and travelling with her husband.
One of the practice's front desk administrators, Brenda has worked at the practice since 2001. She attended Ferris State University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, bowling, and spending time with her two sons.
Kim has been a front desk administrator as well as the office business administrator since 1989. In her time away from the office, she enjoys family time with her husband and three children who are active in sports. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
After attending Careerline Tech Center and becoming a certified dental assistant in 2000, Kathy joined the practice in 2002 as a treatment coordinator. Currently, she is a front desk administrator and case manager. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, running, camping and hunting.
Pat has worked as a treatment coordinator at the practice since 1988 after earning her Associate's Degree from Ferris State University. When she's not assisting chairside, Pat enjoys her dogs, traveling, reading, sports, and music.
After graduating from Lake Michigan College as a registered dental assistant, Laura joined the practice as a treatment coordinator in 2005. Additionally, Laura specializes in CEREC training, both for her colleagues and for other dental practices. When she's not in the office, Laura can be found shopping, walking her dog, fishing, and riding the Harley with her husband.
One of the practice’s treatment coordinators, Jessica brings several years of experience in dentistry to her position at the practice, where she has worked since 2006. Jessica holds an Associate’s Degree from Grand Rapids Community College and is a registered dental assistant. Jessica works part-time and enjoys baking, tennis, crafts, and attending her children’s sporting events.
Courtney works at the practice part-time as a hygienist. She started in 2007 after earning her Associate’s Degree from Grand Rapids Community College. In addition to caring for her young son, Courtney enjoys camping, running and spending time with family and friends.
A hygienist with the practice since 1998, Donna has over thirty-five years of experience in the dental field. She is a 1978 graduate of the Ohio State University and is President of The Ohio State University Alumni Club of West Michigan. Donna enjoys golfing and traveling with her husband, two grown daughters, and son-in-law.
Val earned her Associate’s Degree from Grand Rapids Community College and has been a hygienist at the practice since 1999. She has three grown children and four grandchildren. She likes to boat, camp and enjoy her family.
Mary joined the practice in 1985 and serves as the office manager. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1974 from Ferris State University. When she is not at work, Mary enjoys traveling, gardening, sewing, reading and spending time with her family which includes four grandchildren.
Tara joined the practice as a hygienist in 2010. A graduate of Grand Rapids Community College’s dental hygiene program, Tara is married with two young children and enjoys reading, the outdoors, sports, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
A graduate of Grand Rapids Community College with an Associate’s Degree, Kara began working at the practice as a registered dental assistant in 2012. When not in the office, Kara enjoys swimming, camping, disc golfing and spending time with her puppy she rescued from the humane society.
Ann joined the practice in 2013 as a front desk administrator and has worked in the dental field since 2006. She is married, has two children and enjoys running and watching her children’s sporting events.
A graduate of Mott Community College’s Dental hygiene program, Amy joined the practice in 2013 as a hygienist. Amy is married with three teenage daughters. She loves spending time with her family, having coffee with friends, walking along the beach and watching her girls play sports.
A graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, Shelley has been a dental hygienist since 2000, first working with Dr. Pierce and then at 44 West. When she’s not at work, she enjoys boating, water skiing, and spending time with her husband and two young children.
A 2014 graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, Haley came aboard in 2015 as one of the practice’s hygienists. In her spare time, she enjoys running, photography, and spending time with her friends and family at a cottage on Big Star Lake.
One of the practice’s dental assistants, Stacy graduated from Careerline Tech Center and began her career with Dr. Pierce in 1997 before joining 44 West in 2015. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two daughters, going to sporting events, and attending orchestra concerts.
Kristi joined 44 West as a front desk administrator in 2015, bringing 13 years of dental office experience to her work. She loves making connections with patients and treating them like part of her own family. At home, Kristi has three school-aged children to keep her busy. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, going to the beach, watching her daughters dance, and watching her son play football, hockey, and baseball.
An office administrator, Rhonda was certified through the Ottawa Area Vocational Center and worked with Dr. Pierce for 32 years before joining the 44 West team in 2015. In her free time, she likes to travel, enjoy the outdoors, and be with her family and friends.
Camden -- A graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, Camden joined 44 West as a hygienist in 2015, bringing 13 years of experience to her role. Married with one young daughter, Camden enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends when she's not at the office.
Audra joined the practice as a clinical coordinator in January 2016. She enjoys spending time with her son, attending sporting events, crafting and spending time with her family.